How The Volga Links A Divided Russia

The Volga is the longest river in Europe. It is also Europe’s largest river regarding discharge and watershed. The river flows through central Russia and into the Caspian Sea and is widely regarded as the national river of Russia. Eleven of the twenty largest cities of Russia, including the capital, Moscow, are located in the Volga’s watershed. Some of the largest reservoirs in the world can be found along the Volga. The river has a symbolic meaning in Russian culture and is often referred to as Volga-Matushka (Mother Volga) in Russian literature and folklore. Several of the 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums are close to the Volga, and in this respect, it is featured in the article below.

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https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/may/29/mother-of-all-rivers-volga-russia-kazan-samara-volgograd